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Room by Emma Donoghue is a magnificent book which is from the perspective of a five-year-old boy named jack trying to learn the aspects and realizations that his world is not supposed to be that way. In 1984 by George Orwell is following the life of Winston Smith where he changes the perspective of the past in the parties favors. In both works, the oppressor achieves the admiration and dependence of the oppressed.As the situation in Europe darkened, Orwell briefly embraced pacifism in 1937 but then really secured his reputation as a prominent journalist and intellectual by supporting a brand of home-grown English socialism, celebrating native traditions of cups of tea, rolled-up cigarettes, Dickens, quiet decency, and cricket. After the start of the Second World War, Orwell poured out a vast quantity of journalism, including stints at the BBC, which was involved in producing propaganda (the Ministry of Information in Nineteen Eighty-Four was based in part on Orwell’s time there). His political allegory Animal Farm (1944) secured his reputation, although some feared that its portrayal of the ideals of the Russian Revolution overtaken by Stalinist dictatorship might alienate a temporary ally at the end of the war. An anti-communist parable to some, Orwell nevertheless wrote in 1946 in his famous essay ‘Why I Write’ that ‘every line of serious work that I have written since 1936 has been written … against totalitarianism and for democratic socialism’. When he delivered Nineteen Eighty-Four to his publishers, the report on the manuscript by Fredric Warburg recognised it as an instant classic (‘among the terrifying books I have ever read’), but worried that its final part, the utter dismantling of the protagonist Winston Smith, was a study in ‘pessimism unrelieved’. Orwell’s political position in the last year of his life has been further muddied by the revelations in the 1990s that he had willingly passed on a list of 38 writers and intellectuals to the government’s Information Research Department, identifying potential communist sympathisers or fellow travellers, just at the point when witch-hunts in the West were suppressing internal dissenters.The room is a novel written by an Irish-Canadian author Emma Donoghue. It is a story about a five-year-old boy with the name Jack being held captive with his mother in a small room. The idea for the story was triggered by the ?Fritzl case? in Austria, where Josef Fritzl was discovered to have kept his daughter in a cellar for 24 years. The author’s intention was, however, not to focus on the aspects of the crime or sexual abuse. She rather wanted to show a child’s view of the situation and deal with more universal things, such as childhood, motherly love and the power of the relationship between the parent and their child. It is a startling story about a mother who unconditionally loves her child and tries to shield it from the cruel reality.    Emma Donoghue’s book is one that shows how big nick has very much power and control over their lifestyle and choices.  For instance, on when Jack just turns five years old, his mom and himself bake a cake. With even jack turning five, asking for candles is a big deal that could be deemed as quite offensive to Old Nick. Jack Has yet to understand all the consequences for his living situation and how he has grown up. He has never really seen Old Nick and really just sees him as a “thing” which takes out the garbage, brings food. He is a necessity but one that is feared. He imagines Old Nick in various ways. Ma describes him as a robot. He looks like a human but on the inside, he is not even close to having feelings. Jack fears Old Nick but knows they need him. For example, when Ma and Old Nick get into a heated argument, he turns off the heat as punishment for them and brings them no food. This shows how although Ma hates him with fury, she always shows mercy to him. She never tries anything, because the last time she did she realized he would always win and she would just die in the end. So every time he comes around, she knows that she has to welcome him like he is someone with royalty. So when the power shuts off she is in fear for not her own life, but jacks. Through the painful times, she cares for his well being. When Winston was captured he accepted everything at the end of the book. “Freedom is slavery”. Throughout the whole book, he was very wary of Big Brother and trying to expose. He knew this is not what the world was supposed to come to, a bunch of deceit in everything. “He wondered again for whom he was writing the diary. For the future, for the past—for an age that might be imaginary. And in front of him there lay not death but annihilation. The diary would be reduced to ashes and himself to vapor. Only the Thought Police would read what he had written before they wiped it out of existence and out of memory. How could you make an appeal to the future when not a trace of you, not even an anonymous word scribbled on a piece of paper, could physically survive? … He was a lonely ghost uttering a truth that nobody would ever hear. But so long as he uttered it, in some obscure way the continuity was not broken. It was not by making yourself heard but by staying sane that you carried on the human heritage.” (Part 1, Chapter 2) He not only is coming to terms but just by being who he is, he sees he does not matter. He knows that to be cautious in every way, but in the end, there will always be more power, more destruction in every step he tries to find, “freedom”.Language is something that also Old Nick has had a big impact on. In-room when Ma tries explaining to Jack how they are human and there is more out there. Language is incredibly difficult for Jack to understand. He sees the room as something that is alive, and that they are the only alive things. “I’ll get bigger and bigger and bigger till I turn into a human.” “Actually, you’re a human already,” says Ma. “Human’s what we both are.” I thought the word for us was real. (1.133-1.135) Jack might understand a lot of words, but being trapped inside Room limits his ability to understand some of them. He thinks that he and Ma are the only people alive. Ma tries explaining to Jack multiple times on just how the world works, but because of how when he was three and four, he was too young to understand the concept of them being kidnapped. She explained it that on the Television was the stores, and only Old Nick can go to those stores. His brain cannot fully cope that it is not only Old Nick. He believes that he will always need Old Nick because he is the only one who can go and get them food and supplies on every Sunday. Old Nick has had such a big impact on Jacks growth through his early years he cannot take that there is an outside, an actual plant. For example, Ma tries to explain to him, “The air is fresher. In the summer, it smells of cut grass, because we’re in his backyard. Sometimes I get a glimpse of shrubs and hedges.” (2.668) Ma is starting to describe the Outside that lies directly on the other side of Door. Jack cannot handle this yet. He still doesn’t understand earth and other human interactions. He puts a lot of admiration on Old Nick for being able to go out into that world. 1984 has a different outlook on language but it still is very comparable towards Room. when explaining further its described as, It’s a beautiful thing, the Destruction of words. Of course, the great wastage is in the verbs and adjectives, but there are hundreds of nouns that can be got rid of as well. It isn’t only the synonyms; there are also the antonyms. After all, what justification is there for a word, which is simply the opposite of some other word? A word contains its opposite in itself. Take ‘good,’ for instance. If you have a word like ‘good,’ what need is there for a word like ‘bad’? ‘Ungood’ will do just as well – better because it’s an exact opposite, which the other is not. Or again, if you want a stronger version of ‘good,’ what sense is there in having a whole string of vague useless words like ‘excellent’ and ‘splendid’ and all the rest of them? ‘Plusgood’ covers the meaning or ‘doubleplusgood’ if you want something stronger still. Of course, we use those forms already, but in the final version of Newspeak, there’ll be nothing else. In the end, the whole notion of goodness and badness will be covered by only six words – in reality, only one word. Don’t you see the beauty of that, Winston? It was B.B.’s idea originally, of course,” he added as an afterthought. (1.5.23, Syme) Because the Party can easily detect Thoughtcrimes, people always act as if they are completely loyal to the Party. The Party controls every single word, no matter the context of how you understand the language, that can be changed at any time to benefit the party. That being able to control every afterthought, every in thought, out loud thought controls how we feel on a day to day bases. There is no outside world, they live in war, live knowing that Big Brother has always taken care of them. The very last thing I noticed with the room was the loyalty involved towards Ma facing fear, or making Old Nick happy. When they attempt to escape before they do that, they go through the plan.  “We practice and practice. Dead, Truck, Wriggle Out, Jump, Run, Somebody, Note, Police, Blowtorch. That’s nine things. I don’t think I can keep them in my head all at the same time. Ma says, of course, I can, I’m her superhero, Mr. Five.” (169). Jack notices how important that this is to Ma. He knows that he is scared, he tries not to cry the entire time because he has never seen Ma like this before and it scares him. Being five years old it is very hard to think that outside of Room, there is a whole new place that just one person does not have control over.  Loyalty towards Big Brother comes in many forms but one form that stood out is how it formed in families. In part 3 Winstons becomes upon Parsons and they talk about who denounced him, “‘Who denounced you?’ said Winston. ‘It was my little daughter,’ said Parsons with a sort of doleful pride. ‘She listened at the keyhole. Heard what I was saying, and nipped off to the patrols the very next day. Pretty smart for a nipper of seven, eh? I don’t bear her any grudge for it. In fact, I’m proud of her. It shows I brought her up in the right spirit, anyway.'” (Part 3, Chapter 1). The thing that is heartbreaking that a little child has to break loyalty to any family member, and have all loyalty to Big brother is everything. Room and 1984 both deal with deciding with children deciding what/who to trust and why it happens. No kid gets the proper education on how they should be raised, proper education it’s all on the parents. 1984 and Room both share various comparisons if its on, loyalty, education, the language they all lead to showing how who is in captive to always want the captor back. End of 1984, Winston’s belief is lead to believe Big Brother is everything and that he is what helped him in the end. The room had a happier ending but, Jack the whole time only saw room as the safe place and couldn’t wrap his head around Room or Old Nick being someone who was forcing them to do anything. Both loved their captives.